One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
An imagined photo-diary
Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more
Denies employing actors as callers; we never said he did
But apology is not for some; plus, the case of the missing blogpost!
Demands apology for Fox News host’s comments
Clarifying Glenn Beck’s anti-Reform comment
The Zeitgeist movement is the first Internet-based apocalyptic cult, centered around a doomsday-proclaiming film and an ideology filled with classic anti-Semitic tropes
Plus the freeze in writing, and more
ADL director eagerly accepts grudging ‘I’m sorry’
Plus Morton Klein piles on Soros, and more
Plus Mumbai two years on, and more
In tarnishing Soros’s Shoah experience, Beck tarnishes the Shoah
Why it’s his fault that Glenn Beck is free to be Glenn Beck
Plus Hezbollah resists U.N. tribunal, and more in the news
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.